Alexis Collins

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

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Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 2112
Washington 20037 DC US

Alexis Collins’ practice focuses on complex civil and antitrust litigation, criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, and cybersecurity. Alexis first joined the firm in 2001. In 2003, she joined the U.S. Department of Justice, where she served in numerous positions for more than a decade. She returned to the firm as a senior attorney in 2015 and became a partner in 2019.

Most recently before rejoining the firm, she was a Deputy Chief of the Counterterrorism Section in the National Security Division. In that capacity, she led a team of prosecutors working on some of the Department’s most significant and high-profile international terrorism criminal cases. From 2012 to 2014, Alexis served as counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, a role in which she assisted in the supervision of all federal international terrorism investigations and prosecutions and development of the Department’s counterterrorism policy.

Between 2009 and 2011, Alexis was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to that time, she spent six years as a trial attorney in the Counterterrorism Section of the Department of Justice, where she investigated and prosecuted complex international terrorism cases nationwide.

During her tenure with the Department of Justice, Alexis conducted seven trials in various U.S. districts and handled several arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received two of the Department’s highest honors: the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence, in connection with her successful defense of the constitutionality of a highly sensitive intelligence collection program, and the FBI Director’s Award, in connection with her investigation and prosecution of a multinational terrorist cell.


Antitrust Litigation

  • EquiLend in an antitrust class action lawsuit and individual cases in the Southern District of New York alleging a conspiracy to engage in a group boycott of two stock lending platforms and a securities lending data provider
  • Yazaki North America in civil antitrust litigation filed in Mississippi state court alleging a conspiracy to fix prices of automotive wire harness systems

Anti-Terrorism Act and Alien Tort Statute Litigation

  • Several banks in a European banking group in achieving dismissal of three lawsuits in federal court in the District of Columbia under the Anti-Terrorism Act alleging provision of material support to terrorist attacks committed by al Qaeda, as a result of the banks’ violation of U.S. sanctions against Sudan
  • Bank Leumi Le-Israel B.M. and Bank Leumi USA in federal court in the District of Columbia in achieving dismissal of an action under the Alien Tort Statute and related state law claims by Palestinians challenging support for settlement activities in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Complex Fraud Litigation

  • Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) in securities class action litigation in the Southern District of New York in connection with Operation Carwash — reportedly the largest corruption and cartel scandal in Latin American history
  • Robert Bosch GmbH in a RICO class action suit and individual cases brought in the Northern District of California by Volkswagen franchise dealerships regarding diesel automobiles manufactured by Volkswagen that used equipment supplied by Bosch allegedly to manipulate the results of vehicle emissions tests


  • Multinational companies advising on cybersecurity incident response


  • National bank in internal investigation into compliance with FDIC reporting requirements

White Collar Defense

  • Automobile component manufacturer in criminal grand jury investigation


  • Adjunct Faculty in Cyber Law, Georgetown University Law Center (2018)


  • University of Chicago, J.D., 1999
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 1994


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


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